Celastrina argiolus iynteana  (de Nicéville,[1884])

Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Up. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Un. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♀ Up. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♀ Un.
♂ (dsf), Mae Hong Son, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Up. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Un. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♀ Up. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♀ Un.
♂ (wsf), Nan, Thailand. ♀ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Up. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Un. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Up. Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂ Un.
♂ (dsf), Chiang Mai, Thailand. ♂ (dsf), Nan, Thailand.

ON : Cyaniris iynteana de Nicéville,[1884]
OD : J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 52(2/4):69-70, pl.1, figs.7,♂,7a,♀.
TL : Sikkim, India. (?ZSI)
Distribution : Nepal to Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Tibet.

Synonyms

Cyaniris jynteana Moore,[1884] : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):524, pl.48, fig.10. TL. Khasi and Jyntea Hills. (NHML)
Cyaniris sikkima Moore,[1884] : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):524, pl.48, fig.11. TL. Darjiling. (NHML)
Cyaniris victoria Swinhoe,1893 : Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 41(3):293. TL. Shillong, Assam. (NHML)
Lycaenopsis argiolus var.puspargiolus Chapman,1909 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909(2):445-446. TL. Assam.
Lycaenopsis argiolus var.bothrinoides Chapman,1909 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909(2):446. TL. no loc.
Lycaenopsis argiolus var.albocaeruleoides Chapman,1909 : Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909(2):446. TL. no loc.
Cyaniris jynteana [sic] herophilus Fruhstorfer,1910 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 71(2):293. TL. Sudannam. (NHML)
Cyaniris coelestina cition Fruhstorfer,1910 : Stett. ent. Ztg. 71(2):294. TL. Annam. (NHML)


Type Materials Information

iynteana ; Lectotype ♂, Sikkim, India. (NZC) designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983 ; Sheela et al.,2019 : 99, figs.♂,♂(Un).
jynteana ; Lectotype ♂, Khasi Hills, India. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
sikkima ; Holotype ♂, Darjiling, India. (NHML)
victoria ; Lectotype ♂, Shillong, Khasia Hills. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
bothrinoides ; Syntypes, no locality.
puspargiolus ; Syntypes, Assam, India.
albocaeruleoides ; Syntypes, no locality.
herophilus ; Lectotype ♂, Vietnam. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)
cition ; Lectotype ♂, Xom-Gom, Sud Annam. Februar. H.Fruhstorfer. designated by Eliot & Kawazoé,1983. (NHML)


Records taken from Literature

[ THAILAND ]
Lycaenopsis argiola jynteana [sic] ; Godfrey,1930 : 318. (N: Doi Chang / W: Hot Spring, Me Lamoung)
Celastrina argiolus sikkima ; Shirozu & Saigusa,1962 : 81-82, pl.15, figs.111,♂,112,♂(Un), Textfig.40,♂genitalia. (Chieng Mai)
Celastrina argiolus jynteana [sic] ; Pinratana,1981 : 46, pl.7, figs.6,♂,7,♀,8,♂(Un). (Chiang Mai)
Celastrina argiolus jyinteana ; Ek-Amnuay,[2007] : pl.256, figs.95.♂(right),♂(right,Un). (in part)
Celastrina argiolus ; Ek-Amnuay et al.,2007 : 4-5, figs.L95,♂,♀. (Chiang Mai: Doi Ihtnanon)
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ; Ek-Amnuay,2012 : 586, pl.265, figs.L120,♂,♂,♂(Un). (Wiang Pa Pao)
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ; Kimura et al.,2014 : 190, figs.♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♂,♂(Un),♀,♀(Un),♀,♀(Un). (Doi Pha Hom Pok / Doi Ang Khaang / Doi Chiang Dao / Doi Phui / Doi Suthep / Doi Inthanon / Maethro / Khun Lao Village)

[ LAOS ]
Celastrina argiolus jynteana [sic] ; Motono & Negishi,1989 : 69, pl.99, figs.B11,♂,B12,♂(Un). (Vang Vieng / Phatong / Nam Moh)
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ; Osada, Uémura & Uehara,1999 : 215, pl.109, figs.♂,♂,♂,♂,♂(Un). (Pak Xong / Oudomxay / Nong Het / Xam Neua)
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ; Onodera,2009b : 37. (Xieng Kouang: Nam Noen)
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ; Nakamura & Wakahara,2012 : 51, pl.14, fig.Ly-43,♀,♀(Un). (Houa Phan: Ban Saleui)

[ VIETNAM ]
Lycaenopsis argiolus herophilus ; Fruhstorfer,1915-1924 : 872. (S.Annam)
Lycaenopsis argiola [sic] herophilus ; Metaye,1957 : 91. (C)
Celastrina argiolus iynteana ; Monastyrskii & Devyatkin,2015 : 51. (N / C: Kon Thum)


Specimens Examined

[ THAILAND ]
Mae Hong Son : 2♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Chiang Mai : 24♂ 3♀ (incl.photo).
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec

Nan : 9♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


[ LAOS ]
Champasak : 1♂.
JanFebMarAprMayJun JulAugSepOctNovDec


Notes
The butterfly is locally common in montane forest at moderate to high elevations (alt.500m - 2200m).

Literature

de Nicéville, C.L.A.,[1884] : On new and little-known Rhopalocera from the Indian Region.
J. asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt.2. 52(2/4):65-91. pls.1,9,10.

Moore, F.,[1884] : Descriptions of new Asiatic Diurnal Lepidoptera.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1883(4):521-535, pls.48-49.

Swinhoe, C.,1893 : A List of the Lepidoptera of the Khasia Hills. Part.1.
Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 41(3):267-330.

Chapman, T.A.,1909 :
A review of the Species of the Lepidopterous Genus Lycaenopsis Feld. (Cyaniris auct. nec Dalm.) on examination of the male Ancillary Appendages.
Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1909(2):419-476, figs.51-122.

Fruhstorfer, H.,1910 : Neue Cyaniris-Rassen und Ubersicht der bekannten Arten.
Stett. ent. Ztg. 71(2):282-305.

Celastrina argiolus iynteana ♂
♂, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

1999.06.25 - 2020.12.31.
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